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« Reply #1470 on: May 05, 2012, 10:41:50 AM »

In small victories, I managed 6 hours of sleep last night, a great improvement over the night before. I hate steroids and this beet red face they give me as well. I look sunburnt.

Yay for small victories!

Another rookie question: is there a reason I seem to be getting slower from run to run?  I have an app on my phone that tracks my route and my time, and each run for the last couple of weeks has been slower than the last.  This has been the case whether the run was easier or harder than the one before.  Is that normal?  Do I just need to concentrate more?


You could just be fatigued.  Also, is it getting hot where you are?  


Sure is!  Today, I overslept and missed the 2-hour window when it's less than 75.  I was actually meant to run yesterday instead of today, so I'm thinking of going out now since it isn't meant to get to 80 for another hour.

If you want to go faster, focus on turning your legs over faster.  Rather than trying to jump like a gazelle, think of moving your legs like Fred Flintstone driving his car.

OK, I'm going to concentrate on being Fred Flinstone.  To the extent I can concentrate on anything.
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« Reply #1471 on: May 05, 2012, 2:15:44 PM »


If you want to go faster, focus on turning your legs over faster.  Rather than trying to jump like a gazelle, think of moving your legs like Fred Flintstone driving his car.


I kept thinking of this quote today while running a half marathon.
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« Reply #1472 on: May 05, 2012, 2:16:54 PM »


If you want to go faster, focus on turning your legs over faster.  Rather than trying to jump like a gazelle, think of moving your legs like Fred Flintstone driving his car.


I kept thinking of this quote today while running a half marathon.

And did visions of Fred make you PR? :-)
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« Reply #1473 on: May 05, 2012, 3:04:17 PM »


If you want to go faster, focus on turning your legs over faster.  Rather than trying to jump like a gazelle, think of moving your legs like Fred Flintstone driving his car.

I love this. I have little stump legs just like Fred. I managed a mile and a quarter today.
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« Reply #1474 on: May 05, 2012, 5:40:25 PM »


If you want to go faster, focus on turning your legs over faster.  Rather than trying to jump like a gazelle, think of moving your legs like Fred Flintstone driving his car.


I kept thinking of this quote today while running a half marathon.

And did visions of Fred make you PR? :-)

Nah, a couple of minutes slow, but I'm not crying over it.
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« Reply #1475 on: May 05, 2012, 8:08:22 PM »


If you want to go faster, focus on turning your legs over faster.  Rather than trying to jump like a gazelle, think of moving your legs like Fred Flintstone driving his car.


I kept thinking of this quote today while running a half marathon.

And did visions of Fred make you PR? :-)

Nah, a couple of minutes slow, but I'm not crying over it.

Yabba Dabba Do! 

And congrats on the strong finish!
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« Reply #1476 on: May 05, 2012, 9:42:36 PM »

Still no running or measured walking, but I did bike 25 miles today and stand in line forever at commencement...

I'm out of valium, though, so no idea how I'm going to sleep tonight.

Hurray for the half marathon, barcrossliar!
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« Reply #1477 on: May 05, 2012, 9:49:49 PM »

Still no running or measured walking, but I did bike 25 miles today and stand in line forever at commencement...

I'm out of valium, though, so no idea how I'm going to sleep tonight.

Hurray for the half marathon, barcrossliar!

Octo, I have 25 of the most boring journal articles ever written I need to read. They ought to overcome pain and I am willing to share.
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« Reply #1478 on: May 05, 2012, 9:52:32 PM »

Still no running or measured walking, but I did bike 25 miles today and stand in line forever at commencement...

I'm out of valium, though, so no idea how I'm going to sleep tonight.

Hurray for the half marathon, barcrossliar!

Octo, I have 25 of the most boring journal articles ever written I need to read. They ought to overcome pain and I am willing to share.

You are such a great friend!
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« Reply #1479 on: May 06, 2012, 6:13:08 PM »


Congrats on the half, barcrossliar!

I ran my marathon; I took it very, very easy, and set a new personal worst, but actually felt OK, and pleased to finish it at all, given how little training I had been able to fit in. I decided to give myself permission to view this one just as another notch on the bedpost, and that worked.
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« Reply #1480 on: May 06, 2012, 6:32:24 PM »

Nice work, janewales!
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« Reply #1481 on: May 06, 2012, 8:33:13 PM »


Congrats on the half, barcrossliar!

I ran my marathon; I took it very, very easy, and set a new personal worst, but actually felt OK, and pleased to finish it at all, given how little training I had been able to fit in. I decided to give myself permission to view this one just as another notch on the bedpost, and that worked.

Thanks!  Good for you on getting back into the game.
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« Reply #1482 on: May 06, 2012, 8:38:17 PM »


Congrats on the half, barcrossliar!

I ran my marathon; I took it very, very easy, and set a new personal worst, but actually felt OK, and pleased to finish it at all, given how little training I had been able to fit in. I decided to give myself permission to view this one just as another notch on the bedpost, and that worked.

Good job!
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« Reply #1483 on: May 06, 2012, 8:52:12 PM »


Congrats on the half, barcrossliar!

I ran my marathon; I took it very, very easy, and set a new personal worst, but actually felt OK, and pleased to finish it at all, given how little training I had been able to fit in. I decided to give myself permission to view this one just as another notch on the bedpost, and that worked.

Rock and run, janewales!
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« Reply #1484 on: May 06, 2012, 9:39:32 PM »

Congratulations, janewales!
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